HighEnd Used Saddles, LLC, Saddlery & Harness, Tucson, AZ

Item #AN108C Antares 17" Regular Length/Forward Flap, 2006

$ 1,495.00

Antares 17” Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Features soft, supple leather (so soft you can roll the flaps). French grain leather on flaps for durability and softness with calfskin knee/seat.  Padded flap.  Flap is regular length, forward in position (2AB, with the 2 indicating regular length in this brand and the AB representing forwardness in position at both the top and bottom halves of the flap). Tree is regular, measuring approximately 4.25 – 4.5” between the dots under the pommel, with a generous panel angle that will accommodate a horse with a big shoulder or other fuller builds. Features pencil style knee rolls (which we believe have been added as an after market feature; these are the banana-shaped blocks under the flap, for a little additional support) and back blocks. Made in 2006.  Very good condition overall, I just see typical signs of use and the faint beginnings of a wave in the seat leather (as commonly seen on a lot of dressage saddles, does not impact comfort or functionality, just a cosmetic flaw that helps bring this saddle to you at a more affordable price point.) No billet guards (can be ordered from Antares or any tack store if you wish to use them.)   Retail new in the range of $5,000.  If you desire the performance of a top brand at a hard-to-find price point, this might be your chance. $1,495